September 1 in LGBTQ History

1969: West Germany repeals laws prohibiting gay acts between consenting adults-applies to males only as lesbianism was never proscribed by W. German law.

1977: The present-day Log Cabin Republicans organization is founded as the “Gay Republicans” club, a group of lesbians and gays within the United States’ Republican Party.

1979: New Jersey decriminalizes private consensual homosexual acts.

2009: Vermont’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect.

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